Potain tower cranes construct massive new resort in Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah
A fleet of 10 Potain MR 418 luffing jib cranes is helping construct a new project: the Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences, which is located on the crescent of the Palm Jumeirah island in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences will reach 193 m in height when completed. The 43-story resort will include 795 rooms, 231 of which will be residential units. The project will have 65 outdoor pools in the residential section and a “sky pool” at a height of 100 m at the hotel. There will also be parking space for 1,500 cars. Potain MR 418 were selected for the project for their hoist and lifting speeds, which are especially useful when working on high-rise projects.
The Potain MR 418 has a 24 t maximum capacity, 60 m boom and 5 t capacity at the jib end. Its 270 LVF 120 hoist offers excellent capabilities for work on high-rise projects, including a 254 m per second hoisting speed. The uniquely-mounted luffing mechanism and hoist ensure there is plenty of room for operation on tight job sites, or on projects like the Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences, where 10 units need to work together. The MR 418s will be free standing in the early stages of building work but will be tied to the structure using 16 m-long braces as construction develops. Final working heights for the cranes will range between 104 m and 193 m. The cranes are lifting a variety of materials including steel beams and concrete formwork, to support the construction of the development, with loads weighing up to 16 t.